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  Pampered pets living lives of luxury
Updated 02 October 2002, 13.43
A couple of Bichon Frises with TV vet Trude Mostue
We're spending more and more on vet's bills

It's a dog's life for UK pets and it's great!

New research says we're spending an incredible 3.5 billion a year on our furry friends!

  Do you pamper your pet? Click here to tell us now!

We treat them just like people with luxury food and Christmas and birthday pressies .

The survey says many single people see their fuzzy pals as kid substitutes and serve them only the top of the range pet food.

Kitty shades

Dog in special carrier from Harrods
It's a dog's life...
If your pet is looking a bit dowdy there's plenty of designer gear out there.

Posh London store Harrods stocks hats, sunglasses, cashmere sweaters and jewelled collars.

And for relaxation how about a cat spa? You really can buy them.

What with luxury pet hotels, perfumes and even gyms, soon we won't be able to tell who are the humans and who are the pets...

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